Duchesse d'Orleans, nee Duchess Helen of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, wife of Ferdinand Philippe of Orleans, son of King Louis Philippe I. They had 2 sons. portrait c.1842 presumably before her husband's death that year. Nicolas-Marie Moriot
Miniature lover's eye portraits, hand-painted portraits on ivory which were popular in England between the 1780s and 1830s. The history of this jewelry style is as juicy as the paintings are gorgeous. Since romantic love didn’t typically exist within the confines of a marriage at this point in history, affairs were pretty common. So how would you show your loyalty to your lover? By wearing a sentimental portrait of an unidentifiable part of their person, of course.